OIST Mini Symposium "Flow and Instability of Self-Assembled Systems"
Microstructured fluids formed from self-assembling systems such as surfactants and associating polymers have unique and highly-tunable flow properties that are of both fundamental interest and also enormous practical use. Such fluids play the role of rheology modifiers in products ranging through paints, inks, cosmetics, and detergents, and are also used in major applications including drag reduction, enhanced oil recovery and drug delivery. Characterizing and understanding the rheology of self-assembling systems is vital for maximizing their potential and optimizing their use in processesand applications. This task remains a topic of intense focus for experimental, numerical and theoreticalresearchers.
This mini-symposium will bring together world-leading researchers from the fields of engineering, rheology, applied mathematics and physics to review the current state-of-the-art in characterizing and understanding flows and instabilities in complex self-assembling systems, ranging from fundamental to applied perspectives.
The mini-symposium will also provide a forum for the initiation of collaborations between researchers at OIST and leading experts from the wider scientific community.
Tom McLeich, University of York
Ruri Hidema, Kobe University
Manuel Alves, Faculty of Engineering,University of Porto
Tadashi Inoue, University of Osaka
Yujun Feng, Sichuan University
Jordi Ortin, University of Barcelona
Paul Salipante, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Chen-Li Sun, National Taiwan University
Pouyan Boukany, TU Delft
Michael Cromer, Rechester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Please see the official website for further details.